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Film Bits: ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Looks Ridiculous; ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel Sets Release Date

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‘The Fate of the Furious’ Looks as Absurd as You’d Expect

Look…I’ll level with you. I haven’t seen a Fast/Furious movie since the original. I’ve barely even kept up with the fact that they’ve just kept fucking making these. But here we are. In 2017. On part 8 (Fate, get it? GET IT?!) and we couldn’t be farther removed from where the series began oh so many years ago. In hindsight, the original movie looks downright subdued compared to what I’m seeing here, which features a lambo in the arctic, a wrecking ball, a tank, and Charlize Theron. According to what I’ve read about the series since watching this trailer, this is about par for the course. I’m probably going to hate it. But if it’s for you then, hey, it’s for you. The Fate of the Furious opens April 14, 2017.

(Universal Pictures)

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel Gets Release Date

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So the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped last week. Remember that? It was super exciting! Looking forward to its release next summer. Seems that’s too shortsighted of me, however, as we’ve already got the sequel to look forward to. Sony, who is co-helming the franchise with Marvel Studios these days, set July 5, 2019 as the target date for the next entry into the franchise, a full two and a half years from when I’m writing these words. As fast as they’re pumping these out nowadays, Homecoming will be old news by the time it hits on July 7, 2017. Who knows when we’ll be talking about 3? Sometime after Christmas would be my guess, judging by the rate we’re going.

(The Hollywood Reporter)

‘Moana’ Stays on Top, Despite Best Efforts of ‘Office Christmas Party’

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Disney’s latest animated hit Moana tops the box office for the third weekend in a row, bringing in $18.8 million. Hot on its heels was the irreverent comedy Office Christmas Party with $17.5 million. The heat surrounding Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has finally cooled down some, as it earned $10.7 million. Arrival, which moved up slightly weeks, fell back down to fourth place this weekend with $5.6 million. Rounding out the top five was Doctor Strange, which is still conjuring box office magic in its sixth week of release, earning $4.6 million. With Rogue One dropping this Friday, who knows how the box office will respond but, if history is any indication, these films have all seen their last days at the top. For the full top ten, seen below.

  1. Moana-$18.8 million
  2. Office Christmas Party-$17.5 million
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-$10.7 million
  4. Arrival-$5.6 million
  5. Doctor Strange-$4.6 million
  6. Allied-$4 million
  7. Nocturnal Animals-$3.19 million
  8. Manchester by the Sea-$3.15 million
  9. Trolls-$3.11 million
  10. Hacksaw Ridge-$2.3 million

(Box Office Mojo)

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